Removing An Entry From MSCONFIG Startup Listing
NOTE: These instructions involve editing the System Registry. Always make sure you have a valid backup before making any changes.
Open the Registry Editor by selecting Start/Run and at the Command Line enter REGEDIT and click OK.
For MSCONFIG Startup ACTIVE Items Navigate to:
For MSCONFIG Startup Inactive Items Navigate to:
By highlighting either the Run (for active startup items) or, Run- (for unchecked/inactive startup items) in the left pane, the entries in that subkey will be listed in the right pane. To remove an entry, right-click on the entry in the right-pane, select delete and OK the deletion. Reboot and the entry will be gone.
Note: It is not recommended to remove any active item from the Startup Group. Occasionally, an uninstalled program will leave entries in MSCONFIG and these instructions are intended to allow for the safe removal of these non-functional entries.